Benitez worked with Mascherano at Liverpool and is hopeful he could lure him from Barcelona.
Reports in Italy suggest that Napoli are keen to do a deal for Mascherano if possible.
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Summer 2016 is set to be a very exciting time for football fans, as this is when the long awaited Euro 2016 tournament kicks off.
Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.